DCF Law in CT

Advocacy for children and families…

In Connecticut, the goal of our state’s Department of Children and Family (DCF) agency is to protect the interests of children. The agency was established to intervene whenever a child’s safety and well-being are at risk because of unfit parenting. DCF will investigate and potentially remove children in situations of:

  • Child abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Child neglect
  • Endangerment of children

DCF does a very admirable and important job, but sometimes it may overstep its boundaries and break apart loving families. If you are currently being investigated by DCF or your child has been taken, you should get in contact with GKL Law to help you advocate for your parental rights during a hearing.

If DCF declares a child’s current living situation as harmful to their interests, they have the right to place the child in temporary custody of the agency. Under state law, when a child is removed from their home environment, a judge may decide to put them in the care of a relative or foster care.

Whenever DCF takes action against a parent, there will be several hearings, all of which are very important to attend. Hearings are legal procedures and can be complicated to those unfamiliar with the juvenile judicial system, so it is smart to have an attorney on your side to help you navigate through the process.

Having your child taken away can be a very difficult experience, but our experienced DCF attorneys at GKL Law can try to help you get your children back.

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Frequently Asked Questions

GKL Law offers experienced legal representation and attorney services in the DCF Law field. And while every case is different, here are a few commonly asked questions we get quite a bit.

A DCF investigation is an investigation that usually occurs as a result of allegations made to DCF and/or the DCF careline that allege safety concerns on behalf of a minor child. These safety concerns can range from educational neglect to physical and/or sexual abuse.

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